“Search engines, social networks and cloud storage are rife with opportunities for child-pornography users and child abusers to exploit, but the tech industry has consistently failed to take aggressive steps to shut it down, The New York Times reports. The companies have the technical tools to stop the recirculation of abuse imagery by matching newly detected images against databases of the material. Yet the industry does not take full advantage of the tools.
Amazon, whose cloud storage services handle millions of uploads and downloads every second, does not even look for the imagery. Apple does not scan its cloud storage, according to federal authorities, and encrypts its messaging app, making detection virtually impossible. Dropbox, Google and Microsoft’s consumer products scan for illegal images, but only when someone shares them, not when they are uploaded. . . . “
They certainly aren’t shy about censoring the news, removing important topics like the Fukushima nuclear plant melt downs from search engines or promoting their IT champion, Hillary Clinton. – FC